adventures in dysthymia

Tuesday, August 07, 2007


or maybe it's just the ceiling. It seems that a lot of my work here has been involved with repairing (or removing) the 'improvements' made by the former residents. I reckon they were trying to 'turn' the house with minimum cash outlay and the result was a rather slip-shod amateurish job.

And they ran out of money anyway so the place was foreclosed. That's why I was able to get it so cheap! At least, I own it outright so I don't have to worry about getting things done on any schedule except my own. I'll quite possibly remain here the rest of my life (at least part-time) and keep plugging away at it.

The ceiling in my 'music room' (which I suppose y'all might call the family room) has been sagging and now the tiles are starting to fall off. Cheesy stuff and someone had applied a coat of decorative stucco over them which probably made them too heavy for the little staples holding them up. Well, I looked up into space above them and the beams and roof look quite nice. I'm just going to remove those tiles altogether and have open beams in there, I think. It will probably improve my acoustics, too. That's another chore for when I have the time and inclination to tackle it.

Right now, I should probably be recording some in that aforementioned music room. It's still not soundproofed sufficiently here to do any commercial-level work but I could get some songs archived and maybe submit some to upcoming contests and such.

The peaches are getting ripe. The pears shouldn't be far behind. I'll have a load of them; not sure what to do with 'em all. I hate to let the fruit just fall and rot but I most likely won't have time to process it somehow. Ha, come by with a bag and you can pick some!


pineyflatwoodsgirl said...

If I bring a toe sack, can I really have some peaches?

Steve B said...

Sure, but the tree and the peaches are small. Probably a seedling but the fruit tastes fine!